Best picture settings for Samsung LED TV


Choosing the correct picture mode is very important to get the right picture for each input type. The surrounding conditions, personal preference and type of use may require different picture settings. This article gives a brief overview of the type of picture settings for a Samsung LED TV and ways to calibrate it to get the best picture quality for daily viewing.

Best picture settings for Samsung LED TV

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Following types of picture modes, also called presets are available in a LED television.

Vivid or Dynamic: This type of setting is adequate for places that have got plenty of light. This mode increases brightness, sharpness and contrast to generate a clear picture. This setting enhances the image so much that makes it “pops” more. This mode enhances the existing color palette and improves the brightness. The downside to this model is that it can reduce the picture details. Also, looking at a too bright screen can hurt your eyes.

Standard: This mode isn’t precise as “Movie mode” and not lively as “Dynamic”. It provides moderate level of brightness for nighttime and daytime viewing. Standard mode performs decently for any kind of television program.

Movie: This is the most precise setting, that is mostly used to play movies on a DVD player or Blu-Ray or DVD. This mode creates a perfect image quality for movies and is beneficial in the evening time. It provides low-light viewing, and gives the nearest image intended by the director.

Sports Mode: This mode improves motion handling to produce images for watching sports.

Game: This mode deactivates a lot of picture processing to produce the lowest level of input lag.

HDR-Effect: This mode enlarges the dark and light regions of an image, by mimicking proper HDR. In this way it produces a dynamic image.

APS / Eco: It is an energy saving mode. It changes all the television settings to lower energy consumption.


The backlight controls the level of light that a television puts out. Rooms that have a lot of light need a high level of setting than the ones located in a dim location.


Brightness deals with the black levels in a picture. The right method to adjust the levels of brightness is to begin with a widescreen movie. Tweak its brightness level a little till you find the bars on the bottom and top to be seamlessly black.


Contrast of a picture can be calibrated by adjusting its white levels. It should be done in the way that white objects should pop along with maintaining a satisfactory level of detail.


Sharpness gives more clarity to an image by adding edges to the objects. High-definition images have excellent sharpness. If you see the grids with pointed edges or straight lines, then it indicates adjustment of sharpness settings.


Tint doesn’t need any adjustment in most of the cases.


Most of the high-end televisions display outstanding color accuracy. You need to only calibrate this setting in low quality televisions. A professional calibration disc will help in adjusting the saturation of colors in your TV.

Samsung Expert Settings

Backlight: It modifies the maximum brightness of the backlight of the television.

Brightness: It alters the manner in which very dark content is shown on the screen.

Local Dimming: It dims specific areas backlight of the LED TV screen to match the lighting of the shown scene. You can set this feature to low level, standard level or high level but it can’t be switched off completely.

Contrast: It improves the contrast ratio by reducing the image details.

Tint (G/R): This setting removes a red or green tint from the picture.

Digital Clean View: It is a Noise Reduction Feature by Samsung.

Auto Motion Plus: This mode aims at enhancing the motion handling of a television.

Blur Reduction: Use this feature to reduce distortion in your image.

LED Clear Motion: This feature gives clarity to a motion at the expense of the brightness levels. You may also notice flicker on the screen.

Color Tone: This feature calibrates the “color temperature” of the LED TV screen. You can choose between options “warm1” and “warm2”.

White Balance: This setting eliminates tints from white.

Gamma: By changing the gamma curve, you can enhance various brightness levels of your television.

The best recommended Samsung LED TV Settings

Picture Mode                         Movie

Backlight                                It depends on the room’s brightness

Local Dimming                        Low

Brightness                              0

Sharpness                              0

Contrast                                45

Tint (G/R)                              G50 / R50

Color                                       25

Auto Motion Plus                  Off

Digital Clean View                    Off

Contrast Enhancer                  Off

Gamma                                     2.2

Color tone                                 Warm2

RGB-Mode                                Aus

Eco Settings                               Off

Color Space Settings                 Auto

HDMI Black Level                     Off

MPEG Noise Reduction          Off

Picture Size                                16:9 Standard

HDMI UHD Color                      On for HDR-sources

Fit to screen                               Off


As the picture settings in different units of the same model can differ, it is hard to determine a specific set of picture setting for a Samsung LED television. The above picture setting will surely improve the overall picture quality of almost all Samsung LED TVs.

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